Update! Call for Applicants - Creative Placemaking Commission

The City of Bloomington is currently accepting applications for the first Creative Placemaking Commission. Appointed by the City Council and Artistry Board, the Creative Placemaking Commission will advise the City Council on using arts, design, culture and creativity to help accomplish the City’s goals for change, growth and transformation of Bloomington’s South Loop District in a way that also builds character and quality of place. In the future, the Council intends to extend creative placemaking to all of Bloomington.

The Creative Placemaking Commission will consist of nine members, six members appointed by the City Council and three members appointed by the Artistry Board of Directors. At least five of the nine members must be residents of the City of Bloomington. The City of Bloomington’s new Director of Creative Placemaking and Engagement, Alejandra Pelinka, will act as liaison and provide staff support to the Commission.

The South Loop is home to Mall of America, Bloomington Central Station and the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge, and adjacent to the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport. By 2020, on a typical day the South Loop will have 6,000 residents, 9,000 hotel guests, 35,000 employees and 115,000 Mall of America visitors.

For more information and an application, visit blm.mn/placemaking, call the City Manager’s Office at 952-563-8744 or visit 1800 W. Old Shakopee Road.

Application deadline is August 31, 2016.